Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-E1 Compare

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Cameras which are being compared are Mirrorless cameras.

PEN E-PL9 vs X-E1 - Side by side

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Olympus PEN E-PL9 vs Fujifilm X-E1 Specs

PEN E-PL9

  • Introduced in February 2018
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: Four Thirds
  • 16 megapixel
  • 8 frames/second
  • 200 - 25600 ISO
  • 3840 x 2160 Video
  • No viewfinder
  • 76.00mm (3.0") Monitor, articulated
  • Lens mount Micro Four Thirds (MFT)
  • WiFi built-in
  • 117.1 x 68 x 39mm³ (4.6" x 2.7" x 1.5")
  • 380g (12.3 oz.)

All specs: Main page for PEN E-PL9

X-E1

  • Introduced in September 2012
  • Mirrorless
  • Sensor: APS-C
  • 16 megapixel
  • 6 frames/second
  • 200 - 6400 ISO
  • 1920 x 1080 Video
  • Viewfinder: Elektronic
  • 71.00mm (2.8") Monitor
  • Lens mount X-Bajonett
  • No WiFi
  • 129 x 74.9 x 38.3mm³ (5.1" x 2.9" x 1.5")
  • 300g (9.7 oz.)

All specs: Main page for X-E1

PEN E-PL9 vs X-E1 Sensors

On the pictures below the sensor areas of cameras are highlighted.

This infographic highlights the sensor areas of both models compared to other common sensor formats:

Infographic: PEN E-PL9 and X-E1 sensor area comparisonAdvantage: Fujifilm X-E1

Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-E1 Other Specs Comparison

Why is Olympus PEN E-PL9 a better choice

PEN E-PL9

X-E1

Sensor cleaning (3)
Higher speed (4, frames/second)86
Auto Focus points (4)12149
Better sensibility (4)200 - 25600 ISO200 - 6400 ISO
Larger lens selection (3)8025
Image stabilizer (3)
Better monitor (2, Megapixel)1.040.46
Articulated monitor (2)
Touch screen (2)
Better Video (2)3840 x 21601920 x 1080
More portable (2)311cm³
(20 cu.in.)
370cm³
(23 cu.in.)
WiFi (2)

Conclusion: Advantages of the PEN E-PL9 are built-in automatic sensor cleaning, that the camera is faster and the faster and more accurate auto focus. Additional pros for the Olympus are the larger sensitivity, the larger selection of lenses and the optical image stabilizer. A nice touch is that the display has a higher resolution, the articulated display and the rather comfortable touch screen. A recommendation of the PEN E-PL9 is made easy by the superior video recording, the more compact size and the built-in wifi that permits remote shooting and image transfer without the need for a cable connection.

The PEN E-PL9 scores 33 points.

Otherwise why to choose Fujifilm X-E1

PEN E-PL9

X-E1

Larger sensor (5)Four ThirdsAPS-C
Wider resolution (5, megapixel)16.1016.30
External microphone (2)
Weighs less (2)380g
(12.3 oz.)
300g
(9.7 oz.)

Conclusion: Advantages of the X-E1 are the larger sensor, the higher resolution and the connector for an external microphone. Another advantage over the PEN E-PL9: the lower weight than the PEN E-PL9.

Yields 14 points for the X-E1.

Common Specs for both cameras compared

PEN E-PL9

X-E1

Built-in flash
Olympus PEN E-PL9 VS Fujifilm X-E1 Dimensions

Look at front view of the PEN E-PL9 and X-E1

PEN E-PL9 und X-E1, front viewPEN E-PL9 und X-E1, front view

Top view of cameras

PEN E-PL9 und X-E1, view from abovePEN E-PL9 und X-E1, view from above

Total scores

Here's the total score according to comparison above:

Olympus PEN E-PL9

Fujifilm X-E1

33
14

We recommend Olympus PEN E-PL9 as better choice.

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